mercury analysis Articles

  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Mercury Ban – Printers Unaffected

    The mercury ban debate has been rife with speculation, confusion, strong accusations and well, a little bit of misleading information. So, together with Brendan Perring of Print Monthly I have been getting to the bottom of this tangled web of information. We have been in contact with the National Measurement and Regulations Office (NMRO) to seek clarification, and today I found myself meeting a ...


    By Alpha Cure (UK)

  • Mercury Control Demonstrations

    C1.1 | Halogens and Sulfur in Coals and their Influence on Co-benefit Mercury Capture Bernhard Vosteen | President, Vosteen Consulting Gmbh Not only the range of the coal mercury content itself, but also the range of the native halogen and sulfur contents in coal are of great influence on co-benefit mercury capture, wet and dry. The ...

  • Detecting Mercury in Water

    Determination of Mercury (Hg) in Water by Hand-Held, Portable Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence SpectrometryWater is the most familiar and most abundant compound on Earth, making up 71% of its surface area.[1]It is a vital component for all known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and shellfish. [2] With the presence of running water in our ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Agreement on mercury finally here

    In Geneva 19 January 2013, due to successful interaction between science and policy making, governments within the UN agreed to a global, legally-binding treaty to prevent emissions and releases of mercury. Prof. Jozef Pacyna and his team at NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research, have played a major role in providing the UN policy makers with scientific justification for the treaty. 30 year ...

  • Analysis of potential mercury policies: The impact of stream basin characteristics on susceptible populations

    Human exposure to mercury through fish consumption from local waterways is an ongoing concern to regulatory decision makers. Previously described population exposure and bioaccumulation models were combined in order to analyze the impact of potential policies on susceptible populations. The combined model simulated the problem of mercury exposure by examining the system from the point of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Climate change and watershed mercury export: A multiple projection and model analysis

    Future shifts in climatic conditions may impact watershed mercury (Hg) dynamics and transport. We apply an ensemble of watershed models to simulate and evaluate the responses of hydrological and total Hg (HgT) fluxes from the landscape to the watershed outlet and in‐stream HgT concentrations to two contrasting climate change projections for a watershed in the southeastern Coastal Plain of the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Global change and mercury cycling: Challenges for implementing a global mercury treaty

    The Minamata Convention aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury. The provisions of the Minamata Convention are examined to assess their influence on global biogeochemical cycling of mercury. Though the Convention's scope covers all major categories of atmospheric emissions, the degree to which it will affect future emissions ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Surface Decontamination of Mercury Compounds (Mercury(II) Oxide (HgO)) by DeconGel 1101

    Abstract Surface decontamination efficacy determination of DeconGel™ 1101 on stainless steel, carbon steel, and concrete surfaces contaminated with mercury compounds (mercury(ll) oxide (HgO)) was performed with ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy) according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SW-846 Methods 3005A (sampling) and 6010C ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Accumulation of mercury and cadmium in rice from paddy soil near a mercury mine

    Paddy soil and rice (Oryza sativa L.) in the Wanshan mining area in Guizhou province have been contaminated by toxic trace metals such as cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg). This study examined correlations between the types and physico‐chemical parameters of the soil and the contents of trace metals and the different forms of Hg in rice. The study also carried out an assessment of the health risks ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Determination of mercury speciation in fish tissue with a direct mercury analyzer

    Knowledge of mercury speciation in tissue is valuable for assessing potential toxicological effects in fish. Direct mercury analyzers, which use thermal decomposition and atomic absorption spectrometry, have recently gained popularity for determining organic mercury after procedural solvent extraction from some environmental media, although quantitative recovery from lipid‐rich materials, such ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Will the new global mercury treaty be effective?

    Original story at MIT News MIT researcher Noelle Selin assesses the challenges of implementing the first global mercury treaty. After four years of negotiations, delegates from more than 140 countries met last January to finalize the first global treaty to mitigate and prevent mercury pollution, the ...

  • Designing a relational database for tracking and analysis of atmospheric deposition of mercury and trace metals in the Pensacola (Florida) Bay Watershed

    The need to track and analyse the atmospheric deposition of mercury and trace metals in the Pensacola (Florida) Bay Watershed in recent years has resulted in the need for a data management system that will allow data to be efficiently stored, checked for errors, manipulated, retrieved for analysis and shared within the research community. In this paper, we describe a relational database that was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of Mercury in Wastewater by Microwave Digestion Followed by ICP/MS: Comparison to EPA Methods Approved at 40 CFR 136.3

     ABSTRACT As a cost-saving measure, the use of an existing microwave digestion system and ICP/MS instrument was investigated for the analysis of mercury in domestic wastewater, industry effluent, storm water, and other aqueous matrices analyzed under the City of Portland’s various NPDES permits. A formal alternate test procedure application (ATP) study was undertaken to add total ...

  • Surface Decontamination of Mercury (elemental) by DeconGel 1101

    Abstract Surface decontamination efficacy determination of DeconGel™ 1101 on stainless steel, porcelain tile, composite tile (unwaxed), linoleum tile, and concrete surfaces contaminated with mercury (elemental) was performed with Mercury Vapor Analysis Sensor (Mercury Tracker 3000) according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SW-846 Method: 7471B: "Mercury in Solid or Semisolid ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • 3 Questions: Amanda Giang on controlling Mercury Pollution in India and China

    Original story at MIT News MIT graduate student studies how a new U.N. treaty could affect mercury emissions from coal power plants in Asia. The Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global treaty ...

  • Distribution of mercury in the water and bottom sediment of the J.A. Alzate Dam, Mexico

    In this paper, mercury concentration in the soluble, particulate and total fractions of water and in the sediment from the Jose Antonio Alzate Dam in the State of Mexico was evaluated using neutron activation analysis in order to determine the bioavailability and distribution of this metal. Sampling was carried out on three separate seasons – cold dry season, hot dry season and rainy season – ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mercury and other Contaminants in Common Loons Breeding in Atlantic Canada

    Common loons (Gavia immer) were studied to assess the biomagnification of persistent contaminants in lake ecosystems in Atlantic Canada. Forty-two breeding adults and 20 juvenile loons were captured in August, 1995–1997 on lakes in four areas of southern New Brunswick (Lepreau and Fundy National Park) and Nova Scotia (Halifax and Kejimkujik National Park). Blood samples were collected for ...


    By Springer

  • Factors Influencing Mercury in Freshwater Surface Sediments of Northeastern North America

    We report on an inventory and analysis of sediment mercury (Hg) concentrations from 579 sites across northeastern North America. Sediment Hg concentrations ranged from the limit of detection ca. 0.01–3.7 g g–1 (dry weight, d.w.), and the average concentration was 0.19 g g–1 (d.w.) Sediment methylmercury concentrations ranged from 0.15 to 21 ng g–1 (d.w.) and the mean concentration was 3.83 ng g–1 ...


    By Springer

  • An overview of recent IAEA projects on mercury in non-marine environments

    Nuclear and isotopic techniques are unique tools for studying mercury contamination and cycling in various environments. Therefore, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been supporting the use of nuclear and complementary analytical techniques (mainly neutron activation analysis, inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry and atomic absorption spectrometry), and application of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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